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Where Will You WOO?  Week of October 13, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

 

Where will you WOO during the week of October 13, 2016?

Thursday October 13

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

7:30 PM-9:30 PM 

 Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts 

 2 Southbridge St.

 Worcester, MA 01608

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Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love... the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more... plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including In My Own Little Corner,Impossible/It’s Possible and Ten Minutes Ago, in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream... or a really great pair of shoes.

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Friday October 14

Halloween Hike at Boo Meadow Brook

Friday, October 14, 2016 - Saturday, October 15, 2016

6:30 PM-8:30 PM 

Mass Audubon: Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary 

 414 Massasoit Road

 Worcester, MA 01604

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At sundown, Broad Meadow Brook transforms into a magical, slightly haunted forest. Meet our resident spirits, primarily native wildlife, during a gentle guided tour through the woods on trails lit by softly glowing luminaria. Encounter old favorites and new characters on your walk as you learn about some of the creatures of New England and their many fascinating habits. (In case of rain, the program and activities will be held indoors in our beautiful program room.) For more information and to register, call 508-753-6087.

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Saturday, October 15

Cirque du Noir IX

October 15, 2016

7:00 PM-10:30 PM 

Sprinkler Factory 

 2nd Floor

 38 Harlow Street

 Worcester, MA 01605

Cirque du Noir, the ORIGINAL--- is an evening of magic that promotes the deep, rich and diverse creative culture of Worcester, Ma. Local artists, musicians, photographers, food, dance and innovation--all things that make Worcester culture so vibrant. Proceeds from Cirque du Noir No. 9 will support The Sprinkler Factory and The Creative Hub Worcester. 

 Cirque du Noir is all black or creative black attire, an edgy celebration that showcases local talent with avante garde excitement, and intrique--an event that gets a lot of people out of their comfort zone. 

 Cirque du Noir has grown and evolved as Worcester´s premiere masquerade event, earning The Best Fundraiser in Worcester from the Worcester Business Journal.

 Join us! We promise you a magical experience! 

 ART FUSION with John Vo, Jessica Richland, Laura Marotta, Scott Boilard presently, collaborating on shared canvases, a SILENT ART AUCTION featuring work by the BEST ARTISTS IN CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS, LIVE MUSIC with WALTER SICKERT & THE ARMY OF BROKEN TOYS, and MC by Worcester's own DALE LEPAGE, The Best Entertainer in MA/NE for years in the running. 

Come intrigued and leave inspired.

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Sunday,  October 16

Turtle Travels 

Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, September 17, 2016 - May 7, 2017 

EcoTarium 

 222 Harrington Way

 Worcester, MA 01604

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Turtles take amazing journeys and they need your help along the way. Have you ever spied a Swiss Army Turtle? Or tracked a turtle with radio telemetry? Wander through a life-size board game and see firsthand what it's like to travel through a turtles terrain. This fun-filled, interactive exhibit provides a turtle's eye-view of life in the slow lane.

Cost: Free with EcoTarium admission ($15 adults, $10 children 2-18, seniors 65+ and students with ID); Free for EcoTarium Members and children under 2

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Monday, October 17

Beaver Brook Park Market

Mondays, July 11, 2016 - October 29, 2016

9:30 AM-2:00 PM 

Beaver Brook Park 

 Chandler St and Mayfield St

 Worcester, MA 01602

One of dozens of Farmer's Markets hosted by the Regional Environmental Council, this market provides access to local, affordable, and healthy food. We accept Cash, Credit, Debit, EBT/SNAP, and WIC/Senior Coupons.

Cost: 50% off all SNAP purchases up to $40!

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Tuesday, October 18

Beginner's Quigong Tai Chi Fall Session 2

Tuesdays, October 18, 2016 - November 22, 2016

9:30 AM-10:45 AM 

Tower Hill Botanic Garden 

 11 French Drive

 Boylston, MA 01505

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Instructor: Rose Lee

Explore these time-honored practices that improve health, reduce stress and increase endurance and mobility

Cost: Per six-week session: Member $60, Non-member $100

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Wednesday,  October 19

Stroller Tours

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

10:30 AM-11:15 AM 

Worcester Art Museum 

 55 Salisbury Street

 Worcester, MA 01609

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It's never too early to visit the Worcester Art Museum to start learning about art! This tour is designed for children 0 - 3 years old, their siblings, and their parents/grandparents/guardians. Every other week a museum teacher will engage caretakers and their infants and toddlers with art and stories in the galleries. Stay for tea, coffee, juice and snacks after your tour. Free with Museum admission. Tour begins in the Lancaster Visitor Center.

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Wearing Comfy Sweaters while visiting the Mass Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary 

Lincoln, MA 

Listen to the sounds of birds chirping, see the rabits hopping around happily and so much more when you visit the Mass Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary.

You may need a little sweater but you will not regret the walk, or seeing the wildlife. 

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Grape Season at Newport Vineyards 

Newport, RI 

For wine lovers, this is one of the best times of the year because it's grape season.

There are many great Vineyards around New England but Newport Vineyards tops the list and fall is one of the best times to visit, even if you may need a sweater. 

Enjoy the wine.

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Fall Ferry Ride to Block Island 

Block Island, RI 

Start the fall off by sailing away on a ferry to Block Island for the day. 

Enjoy the beach, outdoor dining, gift shops or just the views.  

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Last Chance for Outdoor Dining at Caffe Expresso Trattoria 

Worcester, MA

Caffe Espresso Trattoria has been open for over 20 years as a family owned and operated restaurant. Trattoria offfers authentic Italian home cooking.

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International Oktoberfest at Alex & Ani Center 

Providence, RI

International Oktoberfest will take pace at the Alex & Ani Center in Providence on Saturday, September 24 and 25. 

The festival will include seasonal beer, German cuisine and live music. 

One of the main events of the fall season in all of New England. 

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Leaf Peeping in The Berkshires

Berkshires, MA

Arguably the coolest thing about the fall season is the changing of the leaves. You will want to go up to the Berkshires and stroll through a park or just down a street and take note of all the colors, it's a must do fall activity.

How many colors can you see?

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Holy Cross Football is Back 

Worcester, MA 

 After a 6-5 season in 2015, the Holy Cross Crusaders football team returns to action and looking for a Patriot League title with a veteran team. 

Grab your best Holy Cross sweater and head over to Fitton Field. 

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Bragging Rights on the Line in Final Tennis Matches

Still owe someone a rematch? or maybe just a match in general.

There is still plenty of great weather left to get the match in and the winner of the match takes home bragging rights which they hold for the entire winter. 

Game on! 

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Start of Apple Picking Season at Pippen Orchards

Cranston, RI 

There are not to many better fall family activities then to spend a day picking some apples.

Be sure to make the most out of the start of the fall season when you pick Pippin Orchards apples.

Then bring the apples home to make apple pie, apple sauce, or enjoy as they are.

Happy picking! 

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Fall Lineup of Beers 

Whether it's Octoberfest from Sam Adams or a pumpkin beer from Harpoon or Newport Storm, it's time to get out to your local bar or store and pick up some of the great fall beers on tap or in stock.

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The Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston

Norton, MA 

The best golfers in the world are all in Boston for the second leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs this Labor Day Weekend.

Defending champion Rickie Fowler will look to repeat while superstars Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Jason Day look to take his title. 

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Learning at Plimoth Plantation

Plimoth, MA

The fall season is Plimoth Plantation's busiest time of year and it is a great time to bring the family.

Visit the Wampanoag Homesite, the 17th-Century English Village, Nye Barn, Craft Center, Plimoth Bread Company, Mayflower II, and the Plimoth Grist Mill!

A great way to learn and have fun at the same time.

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Last Golf Rounds of the Season at Harbor Lights 

Warwick, Rhode Island 

Golfers don't put away those clubs just yet. The summer may be nearly over but the fall offers some of the best golf weather of the entire season. 

Take advantage of it at the beautiful Harbor Lights golf course in Warwick. 

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Cozy Sweaters at Waterfire 

Providence, Rhode Island 

The evenings do get a bit cooler, however, they are still some of the best nights of the season and the fires are still burning bright in Providence.

Grab your nicest, coziest sweater and head down for an evening of fun, romance and much more.  

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The New England Patriots 

Foxboro, MA

Every fall for the last 15-16 years, the New England Patriots have entered the season with a chance to win the Super Bowl, in a lot of cases, even favored to win it.

That's pretty cool and is a big reason why fall is the best season in New England. 

Although, the first four games of this season may be tricky. 

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Take a Trip up Mount Mansfield 

Stowe, Vermont

Visit Vermont and take a gondola up Mount Mansfield. Once you get to the top, look back at the spectacular view. There are not to many views llike it. 

For travelers, be sure to bring a jacket.

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Last Chances for Al Fresco Dining at Boat House Restaurant 

Tiverton, RI

The views of Mount Hope Bay are unparalleled. Enjoy some wine with a snack or three while watching the sunset.  The chef is known for a well-balanced menu of seasonal treats that uses locally sourced seafood in creative ways.

Celebrate the arrival of fall and sit outside at the Boat House Restaurant. 

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Star of Pumpkin Picking at Jaswell's Farm

Rhode Island 

Pumpkin picking is a timeless event for families, especially those with young kids who will love to just run around and grab whichever pumpkin looks good to them.

The fall season is all about pumpkins and pumpkin picking is one of the best fall activities going. 

 

PHOTO: Flickr/Glenn Fleischman

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Attend King Richard's Faire

Carver, Massachusetts

Dive into history at King Richard's Faire, New England's oldest and largest Renaissance Festival and most beloved annual fall event. Dress up, play games and learn alot at a faire that is a great fall event for the entire family.

The Faire starts on September 3 and goes until October 23 

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Visit Animals at the Zoo One Last Time

It's almost that time of year when the local Zoo's close up shop for the winter. Take the family to see the animals one last time.

The Zoo makes for a great fall day for the entire family.

 
 

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